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HARRISBURG: What If We Ran The State Like A Democracy Instead Of A Pirate Ship? Hmmm…

One House member wants to see all bills and amendments posted on the Internet before acorrupt-defense-contractors-cartoon.jpg vote.

Another wants to give rank-and-file members a chance to get at least one of their bills to a committee vote each session.

But, wait, there’s more: No more midnight sessions. End “ghost voting.” Eliminate the two-week legislative land rush known as sine die.

Like wayward men and women who have suddenly found religion, the Pennsylvania state House is at long last embracing reform.

Yesterday, one by one, House members – some freshmen, others longtime reform advocates – proposed ways to make government more open and accountable.

INQUIRER: Beware Of Wolves In Sheep’s Clothing

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